New Presentation

The Foundation Sector in Canada: Trends and Issues Hilary Pearson, President & CEO of Philanthropic Foundations Canada, a sister-body to Philanthropy Australia, spent some of time speaking with Full Members of Philanthropy Australia about private philanthropy in Canada. Our two countries are comparable in many ways; to name just a few: we both have historical links to Britain; both are large land masses with relatively small, dispersed populations; and both have benefited significantly from the… Read more…

Apr. 03, 2007

 Tags: research & information

Website Updates

New Events: Family Foundations and Prescribed Private Funds - 1 May, Canberra Recent legal and tax changes have made family and corporate philanthropic foundations more attractive through the framework offered by Prescribed Private Funds (PPFs). Goldman Sachs JBWere and Artsupport Australia invite you to a seminar that will introduce the processes associated with setting up a PPF or philanthropic foundation, and demonstrate the benefits that it can bring to you and the wider community. Go… Read more…

Mar. 27, 2007

 Tags: events, philanthropy australia website, positions vacant, research & information

Philanthropy Australia's Media Appearances, New Event Listing.

Philanthropy Australia in the Media: Corporate philanthropy on the up (ABC Radio National, The World Today, 16/03/07) Gina Anderson was interviewed inthis piece. For the transcript, go to the Media Centre. Charity Millionaires (A Current Affair, Channel 9, 14/03/07) Gina Anderson was interviewed for this piece. Sold on giving (Age, 12/03/06) Gina Anderson was interviewed and quoted in this piece. To read the article, go to the Media Centre. Business leaders give generously (ABC TV,… Read more…

Mar. 20, 2007

 Tags: events, media, news

2 New Positions Vacant

Sydney Theatre Company - Philanthropy Executive Australian Environment Grantmakers Network - Office Manager Go to the Positions Vacant page for more information. Read more…

Mar. 20, 2007

 Tags: positions vacant

Celebrating 30 Years: Issue 6

Great Grants: The Potter Farmland Plan In 1984, The Ian Potter Foundation initiated a three-year program aimed at demonstrating methods for ecologically and economically sustainable farming. This project was instrumental in the development of Landcare, as well as tremendously influential on public policy. It proved that farmers could address some of the main causes of land degradation and work within the bounds of sustainability, whilst still gaining maximum production from their properties. Pat Feilman, then… Read more…

Mar. 16, 2007

 Tags: 30 year celebration, general

Event: Convening and Collaborating for Community Change

Convening and Collaborating for Community Change 19th April, Melbourne Collaborations and partnerships between philanthropic foundations and community organisations are increasingly being seen as an effective way of achieving long term change to some of the pressing community issues that are the focus of our work. Many foundations are keen to explore the role they can play as a facilitator and ‘connector’ in bringing sectors together to collaboratively examine ideas, issues and initiatives that can make… Read more…

Mar. 15, 2007

 Tags: events, philanthropy australia website

A first for Sydney: The Sydney Women's Fund

Sydney, 6 March 2007: Ahead of celebrations for International Women’s Day, the Sydney Women’s Fund has been introduced as part of the Sydney Community Foundation (SCF). The fund aims to raise $1 million over the next two years to reinvest in helping Sydney women. The Sydney Women’s Fund will support programs for women in greater Sydney. The Fund will focus on four key areas: improved access to education; improved personal safety; preventive health-care; and participation… Read more…

Mar. 15, 2007

 Tags: news

'The Practice of Effective Grantmaking' subject at Swinburne Uni

The Asia Pacific Centre for Philanthropy and Social Investment at Swinburne University (Melbourne) runs graduate courses and workshops in the field of philanthropy. The next subject to be offered is ‘The Practice of Effective Grantmaking’ (HPI502). It will be held from Mon April 16 to Wed April 18, continuing on Monday May 14 and Tuesday May 15. This subject focusses on the basic elements of managing a grantmaking program, and emphasises ‘hands-on’ management issues. It… Read more…

Mar. 15, 2007

 Tags: education, news

Consultations for the Review of Not-for-Profit Regulation

The Premier and the Treasurer have requested the State Services Authority (SSA) review the impact of Victorian Government regulation and other reporting requirements on the Not-for-Profit Sector (NFP). In addition, the Authority is to identify opportunities to improve these arrangements. A final report with detailed findings and recommendations is due by 30 September 2007. The SSA is conducting a series of roundtable consultations for the Review. The consultations provide an opportunity for not-for-profit organisations to… Read more…

Mar. 14, 2007

 Tags: advocacy, events, news

Gina Anderson on Lateline

Gina Anderson, Philanthropy Australia’s CEO, appeared on ABC TV’s Lateline on March 6th. Lateline’s summary for the article is: The business of giving is back on the agenda, as the Qantas chief executive promises to donate tens of millions of dollars to medical research if the private equity bid succeeds. You can read the transcript or view the video here. Read more…

Mar. 08, 2007

 Tags: news, recommended reading

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